Sebastien Le Toux, who spent Tuesday on an exercise bike, was back to full practice today and said he is feeling better. From what he told me, he had flu-like symptoms but never had a cold before they hit.
The team is off to Columbus early tomorrow morning. Coach Sigi Schmid plans to reunite with staff members from the Crew at a local bar for a pint, a tradition that started when he was in Columbus.
Sigi’s recommendations for Columbus (in case you are going):
“The Easton Mall is as nice a mall as there is. My wife’s favorite restaurant was a place called Brio in the Easton Mall. The one I got recommended to me by Dr. Edwards of our team is a place called Handke’s, which is in downtown Columbus in the brewery district…supposedly the guy makes the best creme brulee in the world. It’s a German chef, so I’ll have to look for that.”
Ezra Hendrickson, a Sounders FC assistant coach, recommends the Easton Mall restaurants. And Brad Evans said the best sushi he ever had was in Columbus.